South Africa: February Events to take note of...

Here are some great entrepreneurial events taking place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria during February.

Startup Grind: Aspire to Inspire

6 February 2018

Hatfield, Pretoria

Monde Zuma, Pretoria Chapter Director of Startup Grind, will be chatting to Mr Maluleke Sir on stage to find out more about his journey from being a former Street Kid Turned Business and Property Mogul. The chat will touch on business strategy, wealth and inspiration to kick 2018 on a high-note.

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Cape Town Startup Office Hours

8 February 2018

Langa, Cape Town

If you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public “Startup Office Hours” event. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing.

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Facebook Boost Your Business Workshop

8 February 2018

Yoco, Cape Town

Join Yoco and Digify Bytes for an exclusive “Facebook Boost your Business Workshop”.

The workshop provides businesses and entrepreneurs with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success on Facebook and Instagram. Learn directly from Facebook experts, local organisations, and other businesses. You will walk away with the resources you need to grow your business! RSVP by following the ticket link.

We’ve partnered with Digify Africa to bring you an exclusive workshop where we’ll be discussing the following modules:

  1. Tools you can use - Learn about the tools available (Business Pages, Messenger, Instagram) to help you connect with customers, manage your digital presence, and grow your business.

  2. Ads best practices - Whether you want to increase conversions on your website, drive more people into your store, build awareness of your brand or something else – advertising on Facebook and Instagram can help you achieve your business goals.

  3. Ways to be creative - Behind every business is a story. Learn how to tell yours on Facebook and Instagram with just a phone, creative apps, and great lighting. Every business can create beautiful content and we’ll show you how.

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Microsoft Tech Summit: Cape Town

13 - 14 February 2018

Microsoft Tech Summit is a free, technical learning event for IT professionals and developers.

This two-day event will be packed with technical content, brought to you by the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services across Azure and Microsoft 365.

The event will take place in Cape Town on 13 & 14 February 2018!

Registration is FREE! Sign up today as space is limited:

Leadership for Social Change

20 - 21 February 2018


Effective leadership is central to the growth and sustainability of a social impact organisation. Being a leader brings with it great opportunities, challenges and responsibilities.

The Leadership For Social Change programme is for leaders within established social enterprises, NPO’s, impact enterprises or other social change organisations who would like to learn from others and raise their self-awareness and effectiveness as community leaders. This is especially relevant for leaders looking to grow their teams and organisations.

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SADC Youth Development Summit & Official Launch

28 February - 3 March 2018

UKZN Howard College, Durban

The Youth Development Southern Africa (YODESA) institute has since establish a summit as a platform to engage and work closely with the governments, NGO’s, NPO’s, academic Institutions, SMME’s, Business and Social Entrepreneurs, and individuals in the field of youth development, leadership, business and entrepreneurship, to continuously create platforms for youth development, information sharing, youth leader mentorship and growth in the SADC and beyond. Through this 4 days gathering which this year will feature, the official launch of YODESA, we will observe great speakers and researchers presenting their research findings on the theme; “working towards a sustainable youth development in the SADC”

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